On this day in rock history, AC/DC unleashed their final album with singer Bon Scott, Def Leppard overcame tragedy to release their best-selling record, and a baby who would change the landscape of heavy metal was born in Downey, California.

August 3rd also marks the anniversary of the Beatles' last appearance at the Cavern Club, Janis Joplin's final television appearance and the first concert by progressive rock pioneers Yes.

Watch an exciting recap of many of the day’s biggest rock anniversaries above, narrated by our radio host Zach Martin. And learn more about these important events by clicking the links below.

Album Anniversaries:
AC/DC, Highway to Hell (1979)
Talking Heads, Fear of Music (1979)
Def Leppard, Hysteria (1987)

News Anniversaries:
The Beatles' Last Cavern Club Show (1963)
Yes Play Their First Concert (1968)
The Newport Pop Festival Takes Place (1968)
Janis Joplin Makes Her Final Television Appearance (1970)

James Hetfield of Metallica (1963)

AC/DC Albums: Ranked Worst to Best

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